Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nigeria Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina Awarded Forbes 'Africa Person of the Year'

Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was awarded the prestigious Forbes Africa Person of the Year defeating four other prestigious nominees for this continent wide prize.Akinwunmi beat Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, Jim Ovia, Chairman of the Zenith Bank Group, Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Global Telecoms group and South African mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe. He was nominated for his vision in making Nigeria a self-sustaining food-producing nation, which hopes to register over 20 million farmers by 2015.

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